As a Surveyor you might work in a range of different roles. Using specialised knowledge of building and construction, you will provide advice and information on new building projects and building maintenance.

Building Control Surveyor

Building Control Surveyors use their skills and judgments to decide whether building plans submitted to them meet building regulations and other legal requirements. They will usually offer advice on how to meet these regulations, which may include public health and energy conservation requirements.

Typical starting salary: £18,500
Average salary range (UK): £18,720 - £46,800

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Building Surveyor

Building Surveyors provide professional advice on all aspects of building and construction after the completion of the building project. They are primarily concerned with the maintenance of existing buildings. This is an extremely wide discipline, but issues that they may provide information about include design, maintenance, repair, restoration and sustainability.

Typical starting salary: £18,500
Average salary range (UK): £18,720 - 46,800 

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Quantity Surveyor

It is the role of the Quantity Surveyor to ensure that costs are minimised but quality and standards are not compromised. A clear understanding of building regulations is vital to ensure that all required standards are met. They will monitor all expenditure during the costs, managing the initial budget to the final figures.

Typical starting salary: £20,000 - £25,000 
Average salary range (UK): £20,280 - £50,440 

(by obtaining chartered status you will significantly increase your salary and career options)

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Robert Gordon University graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Graduate Quantity Surveyor with Balfour Beatty in Aberdeen
  • Quantity Surveyor with Systech International in Australia
  • Graduate Quantity Surveyor with EC Harris in Belfast
  • Commercial Co-ordinator with Petrofac in Aberdeen
  • Contracts Engineer with Technip